Straightening a steel centered rod, is it possible ?

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Straightening a steel centered rod, is it possible ?

Post by Nigel Rainton » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:47 pm

I have a Fosters of Ashbourne 9'6", 2 piece fly rod that has a steel centre according to the butt cap. The rod doesn't have a name.
The butt section is OK but the tip has a pronounced set all the way down, it droops about 3" out of true. Can I use the 'heat treatment' explained in other threads or will this (a) be a waste of time (b) damage the steel core ?

Does anyone else have a Fosters fly rod with a steel centre ?

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Re: Straightening a steel centered rod, is it possible ?

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:04 pm

Perhaps a word with TFF member Stephen Woolley, who used to work for Foster Brothers building rods, and now builds and repairs rods in his own business in Ashbourne, would be the best.

His telephone number is in the contact details on his website :-

http://bamboorod.wix.com/woolleysofashb ... ut-me/cjg9
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Re: Straightening a steel centered rod, is it possible ?

Post by Nigel Rainton » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:30 pm

AC,

Thank you, I have contacted Stephen :-)

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